Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Hats For Henley

With just one week left until Henley 2014 we thought we would pick out some of the best hats we have in store for this seasons Royal Regatta. For the stewards' enclosure ladies are required to wear dresses or skirts with a hemline below the knee, it is also customary for the ladies to wear hats. 
As it's a summer event we've chosen these sophisticated straw hats as they give a chic look with a wide brim to shade the face.  
This bright pink straw hat will add a pop of colour to any outfit and features a stripe and feather detailing that resembles two boating oars.  

They are also available in a range of colours and styles to compliment your outfit. 

We also have authentic hand-made Panama hats for men which are perfect for the event. 

The event takes place from 2nd - 6th July, tweet us your pictures @alison_tod
For more information on any of the pieces featured, email us at or call us on 01873 855923. 

Monday, June 23, 2014

Royal Ascot Hats 2014

Our customer's hats wowed the crowds at this years Royal Ascot Races. Sacha Harris attracted the attention of both Gok Wan & Grazia magazine.   

The blue tone feathery fascinator beautifully complimented her outfit,  with use of a neutral base finished with a jewel detailing. 

We also had this great image sent in of another customer happy with her hat on a sunny day at Ascot 2014. 

If you wore an Alison Tod hat this year to Ascot we want to see! send us your pictures to 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Wedding Guest Hat Inspiration

With the wedding season in full swing we have put together some of favourite wedding guest hats that we have in store at the moment that would be perfect for that special occasion.
This black round rimmed hat oozes sophistication, made from sinamay it is lightweight and will shade the face from those summer rays. The black is contrasted beautifully with a striking fuchsia pink ribbon band and floral details. For the perfect look team with a complementing fuchsia pink knee length dress.
This floral fascinator combines all things girly with it's light pink tones, sheer fabrics and feather accents. On a headband for ease of wear this accessory is the perfect finishing touch to an outfit. 
This sweeping disc style hat will make a statement at any special occasion. With a touch of parisian chic this hat combines monochrome elements giving it the most elegant style.

We also have many more wonderful pieces in our Abergavenny store,  to arrange an appointment call us on 01873 855923.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Be Bold With Blue

Blue is set to be a popular colour for this season's occasion wear, with it's bold tone it makes a statement, perfect for creating that head-turning outfit. We've picked out some of our pieces which can be used to add a touch of this classic hue to your wardrobe.......

Cobalt Blue Fascinator
 Clementine, Owner of Vogue Interior Design wearing one of our cobalt blue fascinators. 
Our recent customer Clementine teamed this bright floral fascinator with the overlaying lace on her dress. She has created a classic chic look that is made contemporary with the flawless use of the daring colour.  

Alison Tod Hat

In addition to fascinators we also have a range of hats in this striking colour. With a classic style these hats have floral, bow and feather detailing which give the pieces femininity. This colour is so versatile, it can be worn all year round and will suit a range of outfits and occasions. 

For more information on any of these pieces or to arrange an appointment contact 01873 855923 or email

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Fashion Show Luncheon Event

We had a brilliant time at the fashion show last Sunday, which was all in aid of the Society for the welfare of horses & ponies. 

The outfits featured garments by designers Charles & Patricia Lester, Coco Fennell, JoJo Maman Bebe and Lucy Choi. Models for the event included Miss Monmouthshire, Louise Fletcher and our very own Sophie. 

For more information on any of the hats featured in the show email